Hero Of Fight Analysis

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Soldiers are portrayed differently in different texts, but have similarities in themes and characteristics. These can be seen in four different texts called ‘The Patriot’ by Roland Emmerich ‘Tama Tu’ by Taika Waititi , ‘Hero of War’ by Rise Against and ‘Rambo. First Blood’ by Ted Kotcheff. Some of these texts portray soldiers to be honourable, having a loss of innocence and having a brotherhood. This report connects each text by showing the similar trait/theme of a soldier. It also states how the authors/directors want their audience react to the text/movie. One common theme throughout these texts is portraying soldiers to have honour. Honourable means to do the ethical thing and have a high respect for others. Some of these texts may not…show more content…
Having a loss of innocence is not frequent within all of the texts. The two connected texts that portray soldiers to have a loss of innocence are ‘Hero Of War’ by Rise Against and ‘The Patriot’ by Roland Emmerich. In the song, ‘Hero Of War’, the quote that shows a loss of innocence is ‘I told them to stop, but then I joined in’. The song 'Hero Of War ' is all about an American soldier, who is seen to be a hero, but he sees himself to not be one. A part of him seeing himself as not being a hero is when he lost innocence. The second text, ‘The Patriot’, shows the loss of innocence of the main character’s two younger sons. The director deliberately uses a mid-shot to show the two young boys, killing a number of men. Even though these boys did not want to kill the men, their father forced them to. This happened because the men they killed just killed their brother. These two examples connect and are similar because both of these texts portray soldiers to having a loss of innocence. These main similarity of these two texts is all the characters lost their innocence by killing one or men. The directors, Rise Against and Roland Emmerich, both want their audience to know that losing your innocence has a metal effect on you. One effect shown in the movie ‘The Patriot’ is having guilt. This was shown continuous times throughout the song. Another theme/quality that portrays soldiers is the…show more content…
The examples of this are offered in two texts, that have similar ways of approaching having a brotherhood. The two texts are first Blood’ by Ted Kotcheff and ‘Tama Tu’ by Taika Waititi. Throughout the movie ‘First Blood’, the main character Rambo has just came back from Vietnam and ended up in huge war against the police. He is talking to a man who is trying to make him stop fighting. During this conversation, they start talking about both of their experiences together in the war. Rambo says,‘In the field, we had a code of honour, you watch my back, I watch yours.’ This shows the brotherhood among these two men because of the way they respect each other. The second movie/text is 'Tama Tu’, that is based on men who were in the Second Battalion, in World War Two. This movie is about the relationship between a group of men who are journeying together to fight the enemy. The movie is set in a building, where they are resting and hiding out in. Waititi used a number of mid-shots, close-ups, cutaways and low shots to show the brotherhood between these men. The most relatable shot is shown as a low shot. The low shot is showing the men praying together. This makes the men all apart of this brotherhood. The two movies are similar because they show the brotherhood between all of these number
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